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TaskItem Class

TaskItem Class

Note: This class is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Defines a single item of the project as it is passed into a task.

Namespace: Microsoft.Build.Utilities
Assembly: Microsoft.Build.Utilities (in microsoft.build.utilities.dll)

public sealed class TaskItem : MarshalByRefObject, ITaskItem
public final class TaskItem extends MarshalByRefObject implements ITaskItem
public final class TaskItem extends MarshalByRefObject implements ITaskItem

TaskItem objects do not exactly correspond to item elements in project files. If they did, then tasks would have access to data that was not explicitly passed into the task through the project file. This is not a security issue, but rather an issue with project file clarity and transparency.

This class has to be sealed since the build engine instantiates its own copy of this type. If a third party were to extend this class, then the build engine will yield an undesired behavior.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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